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Dental Flossing - How Good Is It?

Dr. Shyam Padmanabhan 92% (10 ratings)
BDS, MDS - Periodontology and Oral Implantology
Dentist, Bangalore
Dental Flossing - How Good Is It?

Poor dental habits often invariably lead to complicated dental issues and hence expensive treatments. And to maintain the general good health of your teeth, brushing is not enough. It is very important to regularly floss too.

Difference between brushing and flossing:

For those who consider brushing and flossing to be similar, here is where the difference lies. While you brush your teeth, it's only the surface that gets cleaned. But the dirt that gets accumulated between the gaps of your teeth can only be cleaned by using a thin nylon thread, and that process is known as flossing. Avoiding flossing can lead to cavities and decay, and also gum diseases at times.

Benefits of Flossing:

1. Reduces the risk of heart diseases:
Periodontal diseases, that is, diseases of the teeth, gums and mouth, can lead to heart diseases. Thus maintaining oral health can reduce the risk of any major ailments manifold. It can also help you to avoid the risk of diabetes and high body mass index.

2. Cleaner breath:
Flossing cleans the dirt between the teeth that gets accumulated when we eat. The accumulated food, if not taken out, starts decaying and creates bacteria and results in bad breath, leaving a bad impression.

3. Cleaner and glossier teeth:
Flossing regularly keeps your teeth clean and white. It also makes your teeth gleam, making your smile more attractive.

4. Keeps you healthy while you are pregnant:
During pregnancy, some women suffer from enamel wear and gum diseases. Thus, flossing regularly even while you are pregnant can help you maintain your dental health.

Types of dental floss:

1. Waxed and unwaxed dental floss:
Waxed dental floss is much smoother than the unwaxed version, and as a result, moves more easily between the teeth. On the other hand, unwaxed dental floss can be a little rough to use in the beginning.

2. Teflon Floss:
Made of Teflon, this type of floss is extremely easy to navigate between the teeth and rarely gets stuck between teeth.

3. Thread Floss:
This one works just like the other flosses, but is simply made of a different material, that is, nylon.

4. Tape Floss:
As compared to the other type of flosses, this particular floss is a little thick and is suitable for people who have wider gaps between their teeth.

You can also stick to flossing aids for maintaining proper dental hygiene. They are usually perfect for people who find the conventional forms difficult to adapt to. However, such aids maybe more expensive than regular flosses.

You can also use a tooth pick or an interdental brush in case you wish to avoid flossing. Just make sure that the dirt comes out, no matter which method you take up! Keep Smiling!

There is bleeding from my teeth gum and bad breath, I used to do daily 2 times brushing. The colour of the teeth is going to be yellow. Please tell me something.

Dentist, Indore
There is bleeding from my teeth gum and bad breath, I used to do daily 2 times brushing. The colour of the teeth is g...
You can initially go for scaling procedure. Which will help to remove all the calculas and stain. And reduce bleeding of gums.
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Hello doctor, I wanna advice how to overcome by my mouth smell after taking lunch and dinner specially when I am eat wheat Chapati.

Dr. Manas Ranjan Sahoo 91% (83 ratings)
Fellowship in Medical Cosmotology and lasser
Dentist, Bhubaneswar
Hello doctor, I wanna advice how to overcome by my mouth smell after taking lunch and dinner specially when I am eat ...
Since chapati is a sticky food it tends to accumulate in between the areas of teeth. Wash your mouth properly after having lunch and dinner. You should also brush your teeth after having your dinner and before going to bed. Visit a dentist for regular dental check-up in every three months and get your teeth and gum condition examined. He/she might advise you for an oral prophylaxis procedure if required followed by prescription of a good mouthwash for regular usage.
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I have bad smell coming out from my mouth when I talk. So pls suggest me some ways to overcome it.

Dr. Manas Ranjan Sahoo 91% (83 ratings)
Fellowship in Medical Cosmotology and lasser
Dentist, Bhubaneswar
I have bad smell coming out from my mouth when I talk. So pls suggest me some ways to overcome it.
The condition is called halitosis. It happens due to plaque and tartar deposits on teeth and gums. You need to consult a dentist. He/she might advise you for an oral prophylaxis procedure followed by prescription of a good mouthwash for regular usage.
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I am suffering with bleeding of gums and bad breath. Last year I visited doctor, he said my left most 3 jaw teeth are not good, and also he applied cement to one of the teeth. From that onwards I am experiencing bad breath. From the past 10 years I had bleeding of gums.

Dr. Isha Malhotra 93% (6270 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I am suffering with bleeding of gums and bad breath. Last year I visited doctor, he said my left most 3 jaw teeth are...
You may have tartar /deposit on teeth. Kindly get it cleaned and polished by dentist. You may use clohex plus mouthwash rinse two times daily for 15 days.
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Tobacco - Know How Harmful It Is For Your Dental Health!

Dr. Hetal Chheda 85% (10 ratings)
BDS, Certificate of Speciality Training In Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics, Advanced Certificate Course In Aesthetic Dentistry
Dentist, Mumbai
Tobacco - Know How Harmful It Is For Your Dental Health!

Tobacco has many ill effects on the health and dental health is one of them. From dark stains to poor gum health to increased incidence of decay to the more severe oral cancer, tobacco has a very detrimental effect on your dental health. Read on know more about how harmful tobacco can be on the dental system.

  1. Brown teeth and tongue: One of the tell-tale signs of a smoker are the brown teeth and stained tongue. A dentist need not even be told that the person smokes, it just shows!! What is interesting is that these stains do not go away with a scaling, they just continue to form as long as tobacco is being put into the system.
  2. Gum disease: The oral health of a smoker is definitely not at its best. With the stains on the teeth, the gums are more prone for irritation and infection. This leads to grayish, unhealthy gums. The periodontal fibers are also affected, leading to bad breath, pocket formation and even tooth mobility in severe cases. The mouth is generally drier in comparison and so bacterial growth is more favored, further accelerating the process of gum disease and teeth decay.
  3. Dental caries: The increased amount of bacteria leads to greater incidence of dental decay. Chances of cervical decay (around the gum line) and root decay are higher in smokers.
  4. Bad breath: There are two reasons to it one is the tobacco per se and the second is the dry mouth, which leads to reduced saliva and increased bacterial growth.
  5. Impaired taste: The tongue has a constant coating too, leaving the taste buds unable to completely taste food substances. Ask any smoker a couple of questions and you would realize how they never get to enjoy and taste the food as it should be.
  6. Poor healing: Whether it is a gum disease, a tooth removal or a root canal therapy, smokers who go for dental treatment need a longer time to respond compared to nonsmokers. If smoking is continued at the same pace, then the chances of developing a dry socket with an extraction or a failed root canal therapy are quite high. There are more failures reported in success of implant in smokers as compared to non smokers.
  7. Cancer: The most dangerous and the most severe of all, cancer of the cheek, gums, lips, tongue, roof of the mouth can all happen in smokers, twice more likely in comparison with non-smokers.

Now, if all these are not good enough to kick the habit, remember this list is only for the mouth and the teeth. The whole body goes through a lot more harmful effects, and that should be a good reason to quit tobacco use in any form. If you need professional help, do not be embarrassed to seek.

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Bleeding Of Gums And Bad Breath

Dr. Banashri Bordoloi Bhuyan 90% (11 ratings)
BDS (Implantologist)
Dentist, Guwahati
Bleeding Of Gums And Bad Breath

Talk of a healthy mouth and most people would think of a decay-free set of teeth. However, the overall oral health is more due to healthy gums and check tissue. The gums or the gingival largely determines the health of the teeth. They not just cover the teeth but also provide anchoring support to the teeth. The gums and the surrounding tissue are together called as Periodontium.

While infection of the gums is called gingivitis and is a minor issue, the periodontal inflammation is more severe and may even cause tooth mobility and eventually loss. Periodontal infection is a chronic condition and is one of the main causes of bad breath or halitosis too.

Pink, swollen gums are one of the first symptoms of poor oral health, gradually leading to spontaneous gum bleeding. Apart from poor oral health, other reasons for bleeding gums include pregnancy, diabetes, mouth ulcers, mouth breathing, chemotherapy, tobacco users, hormonal imbalance, and vigorous brushing. Most can be managed by simply improving oral hygiene practices. If periodontal involvement is identified, it is advisable to see the dentist.


Methods To Treat Bleeding Gums and Breath-
Listed below are some common methods to manage bleeding gums and bad breath.

 

  1. Brushing: Advisable at least twice a day, but preferably after each meal. Use of a soft-bristled toothbrush is equally important, as hard bristles only cause more bleeding. Follow each massage with a simple plain finger gum massage – this improves blood circulation and thereby gum health.
  2. Rinsing: Any mouthwash will do, and if you are outside and can’t find anything within reach, use water. It has been the oldest rinse and works wonders. Swish it around the teeth for about 30 seconds and spit it out. If a medicated one is used, avoid eating for 30 minutes after the rinse.
  3. Floss: This gives special attention to the surfaces between the teeth which attracts food lodgment and is more prone to decay. Flossing removes plaque from between the teeth and reduces caries and gum problems, thereby reducing the incidence of gum disease and bad breath.
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Natural Remedies To Cure Bad Breath!

Dr. Puneet Kansal 89% (881 ratings)
MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Meerut
Natural Remedies To Cure Bad Breath!
How to cure bad breath (halitosis) at home?

If you are suffering from bad breath problems, it is important that you brush and floss twice a day. Use fluoride-based toothpaste that will help you to keep your mouth clean and remove food debris and plaque. It is also important to brush your teeth before you go to bed because bacteria can grow in your mouth while you are asleep. It is also important that you scrape your tongue to remove any residue that may be building up after you eat your meals. 

Hello Sir, Mere mouth se bhut he buri smell aati hai karib 1 month hoghya hai or mere gums ke paas light black colour ho gya hai to ab me kya karu please help me Mere mouth se badbu na aaye Thanks.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Hello Sir, Mere mouth se bhut he buri smell aati hai karib 1 month hoghya hai or mere gums ke paas light black colour...
Scaling polishing kisi dentist se karayein phir din main do bar brush Karen musoodo ki malish Karen betadine mouth wash use karein aur khoob pani piyen.
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I am 18 years old and having germs in my teeth which even cause bad smell coming out from the mouth and yellowish colour of the teeth. Can you tell me treatment please?

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 97% (16873 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I am 18 years old and having germs in my teeth which even cause bad smell coming out from the mouth and yellowish col...
You can use homoeopathic toothpaste Heclalava. Also use turmeric and salt to massage gums twice daily. Also take homoeopathic medicine Heclalava 6X
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